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Living Wage

Today, over a billion working people worldwide –1/3 of all workers – are estimated to earn less than they need to afford a decent standard of living.

Ensuring a living wage across your workforce reduces inequalities and builds more resilient supply chains.

By paying living wages, you can improve productivity and gain important advantages:

  • Reduce staff turnover and absenteeism, increase retention and motivation, attract new talent and increase staff productivity
  • Improve supply chain relationships, performance, resilience and transparency
  • Create a pathway to tackle poverty and reduce inequalities 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to respecting and promoting the human rights of workers

Living Wage Action

Target 1

100 per cent of employees across the organization earn a living wage by 2030.

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Target 2

Establish a joint action plan(s) with contractors, supply chain partners and other key stakeholders to work towards achieving living wages and/or living incomes with measurable and time-bound milestones.

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No matter where you are on your living wage journey, we can help. Our action guides will show you how you can make the biggest, fastest impact for 2030.

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Internal Labour Organization
Global Citizen
IDH Transforming Markets
Living Wage Foundation
Business for inclusive growth
World Business Council for Sustainable Developement
The B Team
AIM Progress